Intelligence officers in the United States have received info that al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza has died, based on a US broadcaster.
NBC reported on Wednesday that three US officers had confirmed that they had data of Hamza bin Laden’s death, however, gave no particulars of the date or place, and didn’t point out if that they had confirmed the information.
The New York Times newspaper additionally reported that the US had a job in the operation that led to Hamza’s death, which it mentioned took place in the past two years.
Al Jazeera couldn’t independently verify the report at the time this story was revealed.
Questioned by reporters in the Oval Office, President Donald Trump didn’t confirm or deny the report.
“I do not need to comment on it,” he mentioned.
Individually, the White House declined to comment on whether or not any announcement was imminent.
In February the US government put a $1m bounty on Hamza’s head, saying the person sometimes dubbed the “crown prince of jihad” was “rising as a leader in the al-Qaeda franchise.”
He had put out the audio and video messages calling for attacks on the US and different nations, particularly to avenge his father’s killing by US forces in Pakistan on May 2011.
In 2017, the US added Hamza to its counterterrorism blacklist.
Paperwork seized in the raid on his father’s house in Abbottabad advised Hamza was being groomed as the heir to the al-Qaeda leadership, based on the US State Department.